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Chief Financial Officer


Gough Family Office


  • Investment, Philanthropy, Board Reporting
  • Christchurch based


The world needs people who dream big and turn aspirations into reality.


Formed in 2011, the Gough Family Office incorporates Ben and Penny Gough’s business, philanthropic and family interests under one organisation. Ethical and responsible investment activities are at the heart of how this intergenerational organisation functions. The Gough Family Office focuses on connecting family wealth, values and global networks of people and businesses wanting to challenge convention, think long term and realise amazing aspirations.  They support people and businesses who are determined to make a positive social impact whilst maximising business benefit.


Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will manage all the financial-related activities of the Gough Family Office. The business invests in around thirty entities including some of New Zealand’s leading branded businesses including Alvarium, Mike Greer Homes, Mons Royale and House of Travel.  Providing financial management and reporting for these entities, the CFO will work within the small Gough Family Office team providing strategic and commercial advice, as well as planning and compliance functions. Key responsibilities will also include treasury and funding, M&A and investment analysis and monitoring, risk management, and the development of systems and processes. The role will involve working closely with the CEO, providing timely and accurate Board reports, managing banking relationships, and providing advisory services to the investment entities.


Applicants will demonstrate the following attributes:


  • CA qualified, commercial acumen and strong analytical, due diligence and reporting skills.
  • Experience in financial or professional services or investment management preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making and advisory skills.
  • A resourceful and self-sufficient capability with proven initiative and multi-tasking skills.
  • The ability to work with urgency whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy and compliance.
  • An appreciation for a family-owned investment and philanthropic organisation.


The Gough Family Office operates with a culture of high performance and shared values to deliver goals aligned with long term aspirations.  They are passionate about both business and philanthropy, bringing a sharp commercial edge to what they do and investing with an eye towards the future.  This is a special role of commercial diversity, trust, ethics and involvement.




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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Applications for this role should include a cover letter and resume. All applications will be acknowledged via email.


Closing date for applications is Monday 16 May 2022.

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